One of the companies which pioneered the cell phone industry, Nokia, denied the claims that it will return to making phones.

The Finish company was one of the strongest players on the market, and made some legendary models of phones, which are still some people’s favorite to this day. The official statement from Nokia said that “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false.” The statement was published on the official website of this company. The conclusion of the statement was that “Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets.”

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But, the officials of the Finish powerhouse on the communication market suggested that the company could get back in the smartphone business, but only in the brand licensing way.

Microsoft bought the phone business from Nokia in 2014, and only several months after that, the Finish company presented the market with a new brand licensed tablet computer. This tablet computer was manufactured under the license of Foxconn, a company from Taiwan, and the plans are to offer additional devices to the growing market. One of the conditions of the contract signed with Microsoft obliged Nokia to stay out of the mobile phone business at least until 2016.

In a statement given in November 2014, to Reuters, Nokia’s head of products at the Technologies unit, Sebastian Nystrom admitted that “It would be crazy not to look at that opportunity. Of course we will look at it.”

The Finish company proclaimed the Alcatel – Lucent takeover in April. The takeover of the French firm will increase Nokia’s network equipment business, and it was also a power move, as there were some interest shown from certain car producers, and online taxi solution Uber, but also from the market giant – Facebook.